Galaxy Observe 20 rumors: Every little thing we all know the week earlier than Samsung Unpacked


If that is the Galaxy Observe 20 in copper, signal me up.

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Now that Samsung has formally introduced that Unpacked 2020 will happen Aug. 5, the rumor mill has gone into overdrive. Samsung is predicted to launch a slew of recent {hardware}, together with an extra-large model of the Observe 20, referred to as the Observe 20 Extremely, the rumored Galaxy Z Fold 2, a confirmed 5G model of the Galaxy Z Flip (in bronze!) and the Galaxy Watch 3

Following within the footsteps of Huawei, OnePlus and Apple, the revealing will happen utterly on-line. 

It has been a wierd 12 months for Samsung and different phone-makers, whose plans to go large into 5G and foldable telephones have been largely torpedoed by the coronavirus pandemic. Regardless of Samsung warning that cellphone gross sales would undergo because of COVID-19 and the world recession, Samsung reported on July 6 that its income are up as an entire — simply possible not attributable to cellphone gross sales.

Learn on for the highest Galaxy Observe 20 rumors, together with all of the specs we have heard of or suppose we all know. This story updates ceaselessly, so verify again for the newest rumors.


The Galaxy Observe 20 is predicted to look quite a bit just like the Galaxy S20 telephones.


Confirmed: Samsung will unveil new merchandise Aug. 5 

Samsung Unpacked 2020 will happen Wednesday, Aug. 5 at 7 a.m. PT (10 a.m. ET, Three p.m. BST) throughout a totally digital occasion. It’s going to stream on — CNET may also host a reside present and canopy the occasion with reside evaluation and information.

The official invitation depicts a liquid “splash” in the identical copper shade because the leaked Observe (extra on that beneath). 


Samsung will introduce its new cell gadgets throughout a digital occasion on Aug. 5.


Samsung Unpacked trailer

Just a bit over per week earlier than the Aug. 5 Samsung Unpacked occasion, Samsung launched a 30-second Vimeo teaser trailer on its Cellular Press web site. The trailer provides a quick sneak peek on the lineup of merchandise to be introduced, within the type of a stylized silhouette that seems to incorporate the Galaxy Observe 20. You’ll be able to catch a glimpse on the 23-second mark within the video beneath.

New video hands-on leak: Galaxy Observe 20 Extremely

A brief YouTube video posted by person Jimmy Is Promo exhibits a tool presupposed to be the Galaxy Observe 20 Extremely. We see a large-screen gadget, in black, with squared corners and a big digital camera module in step with earlier leaks. There’s additionally an S-Pen stylus to point that is a part of the Observe collection.

The video demonstrates a couple of issues:

  • S-Pen software program consists of utilizing the stylus as a pointer (tweet beneath).
  • Android 10 working system (which is predicted, since Android 11 could not launch till Sept. 8).
  • The S-Pen and speaker grille could transfer to the left facet.
  • Massive, raised digital camera module on the left with the looks of considerably bigger sensors in comparison with the Galaxy Observe 10.

Samsung’s personal web site leaks present the Observe 20 in sultry copper

On July 1, pictures of a cellphone stated to be the Galaxy Observe 20 Extremely appeared on-line, captured from a Samsung web site in Russia. Samsung appears to have by accident leaked the picture itself, and never simply on one website. 

On Twitter, journalists and cellphone followers additionally chimed in that it appeared on Samsung Ukraine and Samsung China as nicely. Engadget’s Richard Lai advised it might need been an error affecting a number of Samsung web sites within the Asia Pacific area.

Is it copper? Is it bronze? A July 10 tweet from frequent Twitter leaker Evan Blass means that the colour, Mystic Bronze, will come to the Galaxy Z Flip 5G, too. Both method, the renders look stunning up to now. Seeing the play of sunshine on the precise end, in individual, will make all of the distinction. 

Aug. 20 sale date for the Observe 20?

Now that one rumor has been confirmed — that the brand new cellphone will launch on Aug. 5 — there’s extra credence now than ever that the Observe 20 telephones will go on sale Aug. 20. The rumored dates got here early in June.

An Aug. 20 sale date additionally is smart in keeping with Samsung’s historic sample. The annual August unveiling of practically each Observe cellphone is strategic, timed to predate Apple’s fall iPhone launch and set Samsung up for the vacation rush. It is rumored that Apple could postpone its iPhone 12 gross sales launch to as late as October because of the coronavirus.

What we all know in regards to the Observe 20 specs

Twitter leaker Ice Universe dropped some spec particulars June 18 for the variant that might be referred to as the Galaxy Observe 20 Extremely. Whereas the picture is of the Observe 10 Plus and never the suspected Extremely as some shops (together with this one) initially reported, it is anticipated that the variant can have two curved screens, whisper-thin bezels to liberate most display screen house, and a barely thinner physique general in comparison with the Galaxy Observe 10 Plus.

Confirmed: Sure, we all know the ‘Galaxy Observe 20’ exists

With out revealing the gadget identify, Samsung introduced in April that the corporate is making one other Observe cellphone. What we do not formally know… is all the things else. The corporate hasn’t introduced the identify — we’re going with Galaxy Observe 20 on this article — value, announcement date, digital camera configuration or any new stylus methods.

Two new Observe 20 telephones or three?

Final 12 months, Samsung unleashed the Galaxy Observe 10 and Observe 10 Plus. It will be uncommon to not see two new Notes this 12 months. Quite a few rumors help the expectation of a Observe 20, Observe 20 Plus and Observe 20 Extremely, although the newest chatter is that there could be the Observe 20 and Observe 20 Extremely. 

Rumors advised that the Galaxy Observe 20 Extremely could be a whopper, with a display screen over 7 inches on the diagonal. 

Listed below are some attainable Observe 20 display screen sizes promoted over the weeks, with particulars from PigtouCellphone Area and Ice Universe, citing further tweets from Younger which can be now not accessible (SamMobile posted the textual content right here):

  • Galaxy Observe 20: 6.Four to six.7 inches (From Younger: 6.42 inches tall, 2,345×1,084-pixel decision)
  • Galaxy Observe 20 Plus: 6.9 inches (From Pigtou: 165 millimeters tall, 77.2mm huge and seven.6mm thick)
  • Galaxy Observe 20 Extremely: Over 7 inches (QHD Plus display screen and 120Hz choice may be on on the identical time.)

Samsung is rumored to be engaged on an under-the-screen front-facing digital camera. Some suppose the Galaxy Observe 20 might be the primary cellphone to make use of it. Then once more, perhaps not.

OnLeaks by way of Pigtou

Ultrafast 120Hz display screen might save extra battery than the S20 Extremely

If the high-end Galaxy S20 telephones obtained a 120Hz display screen, it is a good guess that the Observe 20 telephones can have it, too. Telephones with excessive display screen refresh charges are a development within the premium market. Any display screen with an choice to refresh every pixel extra usually than the usual 60Hz (i.e., 60 occasions a second) guarantees liquid-smooth scrolling and gameplay.

Frequent cellphone leaker Ice Universe suggests a extra “fine-tuned” model of the characteristic. Danish weblog Galaxy Membership goes a bit of deeper, suggesting that the replace will use 15% to 20% much less vitality than the Galaxy S20 Extremely, a cellphone whose overview unit guzzled battery in 120Hz mode quite than sipped it. This is extra details about the battery-saving 120Hz show know-how, referred to as LTPO.

5G is virtually a given 

We scarcely want a rumor to really feel sure that the Galaxy Observe 20 line will help 5G speeds. The Galaxy S20 telephones do, with a caveat. There are some variants of the usual S20 which can be 4G LTE-only in sure areas, resembling Australia. 

It might be that some carriers in some areas may also promote a 4G LTE model of the usual Galaxy Observe 20, resembling if the area continues to be constructing out its 5G networks, or if the provider prefers a less expensive 4G model for its portfolio. Globally, we strongly suspect these can be identified and marketed as 5G gadgets.

This is the place US 5G plans stand now, and tips on how one can choose the very best 5G provider for you.

Final 12 months’s cellphone was the Galaxy Observe 10. Why is that this the Observe 20?

Precedent is pretty much as good a purpose as any to imagine that the Observe 20 is what Samsung’s calling this cellphone — simply take a look at the Galaxy S20 line. That stated, precedent would additionally counsel we might see the Galaxy S11 and Observe 11. Samsung shook up its naming conference to align with the 12 months. By that token, we might count on the Galaxy S21 and Observe 21 in 2021. I can hardly look forward to the Samsung Galaxy Observe 32!

Observe 20 cameras: 100x ‘house’ zoom or no?

Now we come to one in all my favourite cellphone subjects: digital camera specs. Will the Galaxy Observe 20 collection have 100x zoom or not? The reply to this query has an attention-grabbing edge to it. Samsung proudly introduced the Galaxy S20 Extremely’s 100x AI-assisted zoom referred to as House Zoom, a singular asset among the many S20 vary and one of many options meant to justify the cellphone’s stratospheric value. 

If Samsung would not embrace House Zoom, as Twitter leakers Ice Universe and Sleepy Kuma appear to counsel (by way of the Korea Joongang Every day), it might be learn as a uncommon admission of defeat on Samsung’s finish that its marquee characteristic did not hit the best notes. 

It must be famous that most of the rumor-fueled picture renders and supposed leaks of case designs present sq. cutouts for big digital camera bumps just like these on the Galaxy S20 vary.

So what cameras might we see? In accordance with the Korea Joongang Every day and Ice Universe (by way of Weibo chat app):

  • Galaxy Observe 20: 12-megapixel wide-angle (fundamental), 64-megapixel telephoto, 12-megapixel ultrawide-angle
  • Galaxy Observe 20 Plus: 108-megapixel (fundamental), 12-megapixel telephoto, 12-megapixel ultrawide-angle. 50x zoom. Laser focus might assist fine-tune focus in close-up pictures (a difficulty for the Galaxy S20 telephones).

Frequent Twitter leaker Max Weinbach, who additionally writes for XDA Builders, agrees that the Observe 20 Plus can have a 108-megapixel sensor.

What in regards to the front-facing digital camera?

A juicy rumor goes round that the Galaxy Observe 20 might use Samsung’s first-ever digital camera that sits beneath the show. If true, it signifies that the sensor would not be seen more often than not. It is likely to be that you could be solely “see” the sensor when utilizing an app that works with the digital camera, for instance, to point the place to look while you’re taking a selfie or video chatting.

Galaxy Observe 20’s battery, processor, storage dimension, RAM

We have compiled some attainable specs based mostly on numerous rumors, together with from ZDNet Korea, Cellphone Area and Galaxy Membership.

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Samsung Exynos 990 or Exynos 992
  • Inside storage: 128GB or 256GB
  • RAM: 8GB, 12GB, 16GB
  • Battery: Observe 20: 4,000mAh. Observe 20 Plus: 4,500mAh

Android 10 for now, Android 11 to observe

We do not even want a rumor to know that the Galaxy Observe 20 will include Android 10 to start out with and improve to Android 11. That is as a result of Android 11 is in beta and is not prepared for prime time. 

Moreover, Google postponed its digital occasion for June 3 in response to the protests that started sweeping the US on Might 26. The software program large supposed to make Android 11 beta accessible to all Android customers, not simply to builders as it’s now — an important step earlier than releasing the ultimate software program replace. 

It is fully attainable that Android 11 can be prepared or principally prepared for carriers, however Samsung, which makes use of a posh software program layer over the Android base, usually wants extra time than different cellphone manufacturers to completely take a look at and launch new Android variations.


This unofficial render imagines what the Observe 20 might seem like with a purple stylus and blue-to-purple gradient end on the again.


Value: How a lot might the Galaxy Observe 20 telephones value?

Galaxy Observe telephones should not for the finances purchaser. Or not less than that is how the lineup has been since its early days. I would count on the Observe 20 and Observe 20 Plus to largely observe final 12 months’s pricing construction.

Galaxy Observe 10 vs. Observe 10 Plus costs

Galaxy Observe 10 Galaxy Observe 10 Plus
Value off-contract (USD) $949 $1,099
Value (GBP) £899 £999
Value (AUD) AU$1,499 AU$1,699

For context, two issues modified within the final 12 months to make the Observe collection extra inexpensive and, Samsung certainly hopes, extra approachable, too. 

The very first thing that occurred was the usual Observe 10 began at a extra approachable $950, down from the $1,000 beginning value of the Observe 9. (In the meantime, the Observe 10 Plus debuted at $1,100.) Samsung did not give the Observe 10 fairly as many extras because the Plus, however the sub-$1,000 value made it a greater worth general. 

Samsung’s second resolution was to announce the Galaxy Observe 10 Lite in January. By no means supposed for the US market, the cellphone however struck me as important, suggesting that Samsung could also be prepared to change one or two “guidelines.”

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Every little thing there may be to know in regards to the Galaxy Observe 20


On the time, I stated, “Samsung’s impulse to create a ‘Lite’ Observe utterly reverses all the things the Observe has come to face for because the model’s better of the very best. In making a less expensive, extra primary Observe, Samsung can also be democratizing the Observe’s most distinct and enduring characteristic: the digital stylus.”

Does that imply Samsung will shock us with a Galaxy Observe 20 Lite? Most likely not at this occasion. Nevertheless it does imply there’s an opportunity the usual Observe 20 might value proper round $950 once more. Nevertheless, with the addition of 5G, which tends to drive prices up, the Observe 20’s closing value continues to be unsure.

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